For the best oral care, it is suggested that your teeth are professionally cleaned every six months. This is especially true for those who are prone to plaque build-up. Regular cleanings keep your teeth and gums in good shape. At The Grove Family Dentistry, we use ultrasonic instruments with our dental care services for the best cleaning results.
Both manual and ultrasonic instruments are effective in removing the hard deposits of tartar that build up on teeth. Our ultrasonic devices allow the hygienist to do a more thorough job in less time. Ultrasonic scalers use high vibrational energy to work loose the deposits of tartar. Ultrasonic waves from the instrument disrupt the bacterial cells that cause the tartar to form and water flushes the area and acts as a coolant during the procedure. Most patients do not experience any discomfort with ultrasonic cleanings.
This type of cleaning is particularly helpful for patients experiencing gum disease. Ultrasonic scalers are able to reach further into the pockets around the teeth and get into the tiny spaces where bacteria hide. Healing is also promoted with the use of these instruments since bacteria are more efficiently flushed out of the affected areas.